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The purpose of this report is to examine how Workforce Equity Initiatives (WEI) colleges create an equitable learning environment and workforce equity for a diverse group of students from disproportionately impacted areas. Promising practices that demonstrate how diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated throughout the WEI lifecycle were identified by the NIU-CGS evaluation team. Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 closeout reports were analyzed to present student characteristics, key performance indicators, and enrollment in high-demand occupation training programs. Promising practices were identified during the qualitative data collection interview process with frontline staff and administrators.
workforce, equity, college programs
Clark, Yolanda J.; Blanke, Andy; and Richard, Brian, "WEI Colleges Performance Report; FY21 Closeout" (2023). Reports, Whitepapers, Articles, and Other Publications. 36.
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